Etrumeus micropus

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Etrumeus micropus
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Clupeiformes
Family: Dussumieriidae
Genus: Etrumeus
Species: E. micropus
Binomial name
Etrumeus micropus
(Temminck & Schlegel, 1846)

Etrumeus micropus is a species of round-herring that occurs in the western Pacific Ocean.


Etrumeus micropus was treated as a junior synonym of E. teres by Whitehead (1985), who nonetheless suggested that E. teres might be divisible into species or subspecies.[1] Randall (2007) recognized Etrumeus micropus as a valid species from Japan, Korea, and the Hawaiian Islands, while noting that DNA testing might render the Hawaiian population distinct from the East Asian populations.[2] Subsequent DNA analysis by Randall and DiBattista (2012) showed that the Hawaiian population of Etrumeus micropus is distinct species, which the authors named Etrumeus makiawa.[3][4]


  1. ^ Whitehead, P.J.P., 1985. FAO Species Catalogue. Vol. 7. Clupeoid fishes of the world (suborder Clupeoidei). An annotated and illustrated catalogue of the herrings, sardines, pilchards, sprats, shads, anchovies and wolf-herrings. FAO Fish. Synop. 125(7/1):1-303. Rome: FAO.
  2. ^ Randall, J.E., 2007. Reef and shore fishes of the Hawaiian Islands. Sea Grant College Program, University of Hawai'i, Honolulu. i-xivb + 1-546.
  3. ^ Randall, J.E. & DiBattista, J.D. (2012). Etrumeus makiawa, a new Species of Round Herring (Clupeidae: Dussumierinae) from the Hawaiian Islands. Pacific Science 66 (1): 97-110.
  4. ^ "Etrumeus makiawa summary page". FishBase. Retrieved 2018-06-08.